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Free Them From Obama?

January 16, 2016 // La Presse - Canada - French

The president's rivals did everything they could to throw a wrench in his plans, and today dream of cutting his legacy to pieces.

US: Future Projects

January 15, 2016 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

The absence of political dialogue has become a chronic illness in the U.S. that paralyzes democratic practice – an illness for which a remedy will probably not be found any time soon.

Obama’s Answer to the ‘Rich Tax’

February 16, 2015 // SisaIn Live - South Korea - Korean

President Barack Obama announced his plans to strengthen the middle class by raising taxes on the rich on Jan. 20 (local time). During the live broadcast of the State of the Union, he revealed the direction he will take for the remaining two years of his presidency, striking the Republican-controlled House and Senate [Read more]

US: Inequality with Full Employment

February 2, 2015 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The principal indicator of poverty and inequality in Europe — and more so in Spain — is the number [of people] out of work. Therefore, it is very thought-provoking to analyze the paradox that the U.S. has become one of the most unequal societies in the world, and at the same time is at the point of achieving full [Read more]

State of the Union

January 30, 2015 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

Once more, the U.S. president appeared before Congress to present the State of the Union address. Unlike the previous five years, lawmakers belonging to the Republican Party hold the majority in both chambers of Congress. This new balance of power does not seem to have affected the president, and in his speech, he got [Read more]

How the Republicans Censored Barack Obama on Climate

January 28, 2015 // Le Monde - France - French

The video commentary of President Obama’s State of the Union address, posted the previous day by Republican John Boehner, speaker of the House of Representatives, has some minor cuts, apparently with the aim of removing the passages on climate.

Obama Forgets the World

January 26, 2015 // Der Spiegel - Germany

Big appearance for Barack Obama: On Tuesday, the president is addressing Americans in his State of the Union address. Foreign policy, however, will only be mentioned in passing — a missed opportunity. Usually, during their second term, American presidents like to devote themselves to foreign policy. While being [Read more]
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